Definitions of outstrip

  1. To go faster than; to outrun; to advance beyond; to leave behing. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To go faster than; to leave behind; to excel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To outrun: to leave behind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To surpass in speed; exceed; excel. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To outrun; go beyond; escape. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. To leave behind; to advance beyond. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for outstrip

  1. But what with divided control, restricted views, and the policy of insufficient means- petits paquets- as the French term it, they allowed our enemies to outstrip us. – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon
  2. It is impossible that our knowledge of words should outstrip our knowledge of things. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown